Serving the
Eastern Suburbs
& Inner West

Serving the
Eastern Suburbs
& Inner West

Dr Michael Santangelo

Dentist | BDS (Hons) (USyd)


Michael became interested in a career in dentistry while in high school after being encouraged by his childhood dentist. While at Sydney University he met fellow dental student Barbara Czajka who would later become his wife. After graduating in 1976, they travelled and worked in London and then in 1979 returned to Five Dock and have been practicing here ever since.

Michael remains motivated by the amazing evolution he has witnessed in dentistry over the years. From the advanced modern day restorative materials to the latest in digital dental technologies, he loves that it's a profession where you never stop learning. While these days Michael enjoys spending more time with his grandchildren, his love for the practical side of dentistry and his unwavering desire to help people still remains as strong as ever

Dr Adrian Mazzaferro

Dentist | BN BDent (USyd), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (USyd)


Dr Adrian Mazzaferro was born and raised in Sydney and is of Italian heritage. While knowing enough of the language to get by, he is currently taking night classes in Italian. This has made both his Nonnas extremely happy!

In 2005, Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent) from The University of Sydney and was awarded the Anthony P Martin Prize for Excellence in clinical Endodontics (root canal therapy). Since graduating, Adrian has worked in several busy general practices taking care of both children and adults, and is therefore confident in a wide variety of dental procedures such as general restorative work, emergency trauma, oral surgery, implants, orthodontics and high end cosmetics. Adrian enjoys all facets of dentistry but has a special interest in complex restorative procedures, Invisalign, cosmetic dental transformations, oral surgery and implants, and constantly pursues continuing education in these areas. For example, he has completed extensive further training in the field of dental implant surgery at both private and tertiary levels and is a graduate of The University of Sydney's prestigious Graduate Diploma in Oral Implants.

He believes dentistry is a unique profession because it requires a combination of medical, technical and artistic skills. It fulfils his instinct to help people, his interest in engineering and technology, and the satisfaction of working with his hands. He endeavours to really get to know his patients in order to understand what their health needs and goals are, so together they can achieve those goals.

Before studying dentistry Adrian qualified as a registered nurse, completing a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) at The University of Sydney. He calls upon his nursing experience to build rapport with children and anxious patients. He is compassionate and honest, and his obsessive attention to detail allows him to provide comprehensive treatment of the highest standard.

Adrian loves spending his spare time with his wife and young daughter and maintains an active lifestyle. His hobbies include snowboarding, travelling, motorcycles and film.

Dr Caroline Chung

Specialist Paediatric Dentist | BDS, MDS, Adv Dip (Paed), MPaed RCS (Edin), MRACDS (Paed)


Dr Caroline Chung completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in 2003. She went on to complete her Primary Examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and gained invaluable experience over the following years at two well established private practices, one in Sydney and the other on the NSW South Coast.

Caroline then continued her studies abroad at the University of Hong Kong, and completed a Master of Dental Surgery specialising in paediatric dentistry, and an Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry in 2009. She then sat college examinations, and through this gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Paediatric Dentistry. Caroline also attained Membership in Specialist Dental Practice (Paediatric Dentistry) with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

During her time overseas, Dr Caroline Chung was given the opportunity to present patient cases and research, and has done so internationally across countries including the IADR in Canada and IAPD in Germany. Caroline also had her postgraduate research published in a well recognised dental research journal.

Dr Caroline Chung has since been practicing as a registered specialist paediatric dentist in private practice in both Brisbane and Sydney. She is passionate about managing the oral health of children, and as a paediatric dental specialist, routinely treats children with anxiety and special needs. She also has a special interest in managing developmental defects in teeth, or “chalky” teeth, early childhood caries, oral surgery, and dental trauma.

Having experience with severe and multiple allergies on a more personal level, Dr Caroline Chung is also very allergy aware, with both the materials used, and any medications prescribed.

Born and bred in Sydney, Caroline now has two girls of her own to keep her grounded. Having spent her high school years in the inner west, Caroline is delighted to be able to service the local community she is so familiar with.

Dr Caroline Chung works closely with both her dental colleagues and other specialists, and has always strived to treat children with a long term, multidisciplinary approach in mind. Caroline feels strongly about supporting the local area, and has visited the nearby daycares and preschools to provide both oral health awareness directly to children, and information nights for parents.

Dr Andrea Westerhout

Dentist | BDSc (Hons) UWA, GradDipOrth (Lon), FIADFE, FICCDE


Dr Andrea Westerhout graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2010, where she was awarded prizes in restorative and paediatric dentistry. She worked for the government services and then moved into family private practice, where she honed her skills. In 2016, she moved from Perth to Sydney and has been looking after our patients at Inner West Dental ever since. Outside of our practice, she also assists with clinical work at an orthodontic practice.

Andrea is very passionate about improving the lives of her patients by helping them smile with confidence. She is passionate about improving the cosmetic appearance of teeth in the most minimally invasive and natural way possible. She achieves this with orthodontics, teeth whitening, and high-quality ceramics or composite resins. She will always work with the right team to ensure patients’ individual needs are met.

Andrea continuously updates her professional knowledge to ensure her patients receive the most innovative dental care. She is also a graduate of a three-year residency in Dentofacial Orthopaedics and Orthodontics(EODO), which allows her to recognise and treat a range of orthodontic problems.

Andrea is also an experienced practitioner in root canal treatments, extractions, dentures, restoring implants and treating children. She prides herself in her attention to detail and endeavours to provide treatment in a gentle and calm environment; she will always treat her patients like they are her own family.

Having grown up in Perth, Andrea adores the beach lifestyle and finds any excuse to spend time on the coast. She stays very active at her gym and run club, and indulges in good music, podcasts and the occasional adventurous overseas trip.

Dr Con Varvaressos

Dentist | BDS (USyd)


Dr Con Varvaressos is a very proud dad, husband and general dentist who has a genuine love for Orthodontics. So much so, that he predominately sees patients at Inner West Dental for their Orthodontic needs.

In 2002, Con graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the prestigious University of Sydney (BDS). He was honoured with the Haddom Kemp medal for his efforts in his final year of undergraduate study.

In 2003, Con was invited to teach Oral surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. Since graduating, he has also worked in Private General Dental Practice and as a General dentist working for a Specialist Orthodontist

Con completed Orthodontics I, II & III (2004-2006) CE Dentistry from the University of Sydney. Con has completed the Excellence in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (EODO) mini residency twice (2004-2008). Con is the Senior Instructor at EODO (2009-Present). By 2016 he achieved his Diploma in Clinical Orthodontics – City of London (CoL) Dental School.

Con loves being a general dentist who provides Orthodontic treatment with a very high level of care. He feels there is nothing more rewarding and satisfying in dentistry than the day the braces come off and the patient smiles.

Dr Jared Marks

Dentist | BCom-Accg (MQ), BDS (Wits)


Dr Jared Marks graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with his Bachelor of Dental Science.

Jared has worked in both the public and private sector. In South Africa he worked at a regional hospital where he was able to provide dental care to some of the countries most impoverished communities.

Prior to his dental degree he completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University in Sydney. After working for sometime in the finance field he decided to follow his passion for dentistry.

Jared enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a keen interest in paediatrics and orthodontics. In his spare time he enjoys running and has completed numerous ultra-marathons.

Dr Selena John

Dentist | BOH, G.Dip. Dent (QLD)


Dr Selena is a friendly, approachable dentist who strives to understand her patients personally to meet their dental needs and enhance their overall dental wellbeing. Her philosophy in dentistry is to treat each of her patients the way she would want her family to be treated.

Born in South Korea, Selena moved to Canada at a young age where she completed her primary and secondary schooling. After attending high school in China, she moved to Australia to study dentistry at the Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She has been practicing in Gold Coast for many years before moving to Sydney and joining Inner West Dental.

Selena enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is especially focused in helping her patients improve their smiles. As such, she adheres to the best practices in dentistry on an array of treatments she is highly competent in, including Restorative dentistry, Crown and Bridge work and Oral Surgery.

In addition to her gentle and compassionate nature, she keeps a firm focus on preventative measures because she believes that a person’s oral health has a tremendous impact on a person’s quality of life and general well-being. In this regard, she helps set a solid foundation for her patient’s long-term dental wellbeing.

To ensure her patients receive the best possible care, she stays up-to-date with new research by regularly attending seminars for her professional development and keeping herself well informed on the latest evidence based clinical literature.

In her spare time, Selena enjoys staying fit and healthy, working out in Gym and doing Pilates. Her hobbies include cooking, travelling and exploring new places for delicious food.

Other than English, Selena is also fluent in Korean.

Dr Tania Santilli

Dentist | BMedSc, BDent (USyd), FRACDS (GDP)


Dr Tania Santilli is passionate about creating a calm, inviting environment for her patients, allowing them to feel welcome and at ease. She ensures her patients have an understanding of their oral health and receive superior care with prevention at the forefront.

Dr Tania graduated from her Bachelor of Dentistry in 2005 from the University of Sydney. She has many years of extensive general dental experience gained through professional continuing education and close collaboration with specialists. Her focus throughout these years has primarily been improving her patients smile and confidence through Aligner Therapy, such as Invisalign and providing complex care with vast experience in areas such as Oral Surgery including wisdom teeth removal and implant placement.

Following rigorous examination in 2021, Dr Tania become a Fellow, the highest academic level of achievement of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Induction into the College demonstrates her high level of clinical proficiency and significant depth of scientific knowledge with a commitment to maintaining high ethical standards.

When not caring for her patients, Dr Tania loves spending time with her young family and friends. She regularly visits family in Italy, harnessing her cooking skills and enjoys reading. Dr Tania likes keeping fit while having fun and most recently has taken up Muay Thai!

Dr Peter Wu

Dentist | BMed Sci (Syd) DDS (Melb)


Dr Peter Wu graduated from Melbourne University prior to moving back to Sydney to practice dentistry, where he was born and raised. Coming from a Chinese family, he is able to communicate in Mandarin and Chinese, which makes it easier to treat a wider range of patients.

Peter has worked in the central coast before travelling back into Sydney to work as both a cosmetic and general dentist in the eastern suburbs and CBD. However, living locally in the inner west, he wanted to work within his local community.

Peter enjoys every facet of dentistry but has a particular interest in biomimetic restorative work with a holistic approach. He treats all patients as if they were his own family members and will never shy away from a conversation to make the dental visit a little easier. Dr Wu has also completed a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, which he finds useful in reducing the stress of seeing a dentist.

When he isn't occupied by dentistry you will find Peter enjoying local pastries, going to the gym and watching NFL.

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45 Grosvenor St

Nearby Bondi Junction bus & train stations &
Westfields Bondi Junction.

Disabled access from Grosvenor St

Opening Hours
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Suite 1, 412 Lyons Rd

Unrestricted street parking on Pine Ave
Main entrance & disabled access on Lyons Rd.

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Saturday 8am - 12pm